Day 8: Living in Cowboy Country

After only one week in the Lone Star State, I’m starting to immerse myself in the culture of Cowboy Country. This morning’s DART Rail commute to the station led to a surprise discovery on my iPOD. I don’t recall having 45 minutes of country/western music on my playlist, but apparently it was just what I…

Day 5: My first week in the WFAA newsroom

I’ve had a spectacular first week at WFAA. Let me recap some of the highlights. I couldn’t ask for a group of people who are so professional, personable, and committed to their responsibilities as journalists. I’ve learned walking is the cheapest form of transportation. Gas prices are still ridiculously high (might be the topic of…

Day 4: Learning the ropes in the newsroom

Today I’ll start by saying, “This is exactly how I had dreamed WFAA would be.” I arrived a little early to finish some work on a story from the previous day. My mentor David Schechter arrived shortly thereafter and we delved into his upcoming special project. He’s working on a sweeps piece for later in the…

Day 3: Starting to settle in

Let me begin tonight by thanking the growing number of you who take time to stop in and read about my daily happenings. I appreciate the comments and feedback I receive. Please continue to add ideas and suggestions for future posts. I’m starting to feel that I’m developing  a routine, which is not necessarily a…

Day 2: “I Can See Clearly Now…the Rain is Gone”

Before I start, let me apologize for the cliche song reference in the headline. I can’t help but be thankful that the monsoon is over, but also shrug at the scorching week ahead. Today’s hot, dry weather is closer to the normal weather patterns for north Texas. Upon arrival at work, I finally worked out the kinks with…

Day One: Comparing apples to oranges

Let me begin by making note of the vast differences between my current and previous internships. Using the “apples and oranges” comparison between KPLC and WFAA would fall short of adequate. The stations are completely different environments, with each offering unique experiences and opportunities to grow and learn. At KPLC, I worked with journalists who are in the early…

Heading to WFAA, “The Spirit of Texas”

I am currently in the process of preparing for my second summer internship with WFAA-TV 8 in Dallas, Texas. After a series of interviews, I was selected for a paid internship at the ABC affiliate, which has a long-standing reputation as one of the top television stations in the country. I will be working under…

Uncovering ‘Silent Killers’ on NSU’s campus

Everywhere you go, they’re hiding in places you can’t avoid. Waiting to take advantage of vulnerability. Growing stronger with every passing minute. Indiscriminate attacks on infants, adults, and the elderly. Are we safe? Can we protect ourselves? Or are we adding insult to injury? Who are these silent killers? Those are the first few lines…

Entering the blogging realm

Hello and welcome to my blog! Through encouragement from colleagues and friends, I have decided to take on blogging. I plan to use this blog as a means for commenting on life in general, but with a main focus on news events. I plan to take on an internship this summer at WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas,…